Did the Ateneo fresh graduate student declined a Php 37,000 as a starting job salary and expects Php 60,000?
Manila, Philippines – The hashtag #Ateneo is trending in Twitter on April 29, 2021 due to a twitter post by Kume saying that a fresh graduate from Ateneo didn’t accept the Php 37,000.00 starting salary for an entry level position as marketing associate.
A fresh graduate explained that she expects Php 60,000.00 as a starting salary because of her educational background which made him speechless.
To quote from Kume’s tweet:
I just made a job offer to an Ateneo fresh grad, and I was shocked that she declined a 37k starting salary. The role is for an entry level Marketing Associate. I asked for her reason and she said that she expects at least 60k because of her educational background. I’M SPEECHLESS.
He also explained on his twitter post that it is not intended to bash the Ateneo graduates but to remind everyone that it was actually a thought-provoking situation.
What kind of mindset do kids have these days? Are they simply out of touch with reality, or were they brought up to think they deserve such huge salaries right off the bat?
On a separate tweet made by Kume’s, he said that it is never enough to simply mention the name of a prestigious school and stop there, because that gives the wrong impression. “It even shows lack of depth and insecurity”, he added. He also pointed out that confidence is always attractive.
Everyone is entitled to demand a high salary, encouraging dream big and setting high standard. But if you do it, at least be prepared to justify your credentials, discuss your projects, skills, extra curricular activities and volunteer work.
Who is the Ateneo graduate demanding 60,000 starting salary?
Kume didn’t disclose the name or any other personal information about the trending “Ateneo” applicant.
As expected, his tweet went viral and bring out mixed responses in social media. Here are some of the tweets from the random accounts in Twitter.
Good thing she declined the offer otherwise you will have an airhead walking coleague whom you will despise in the long run…blessing indisguise…😊
— Gladeeee👊👊👊 (@iamgladssss) April 29, 2021
37k for a starting salary? Sarap maging fresh grad ngayon ah. I started with 9k basic pay in 2006. CPA pa ako ng lagay na yan.
— 아델 린디 (@bubblyadelle) April 29, 2021
That salary should be considered a blessing given the economic situation. Not your loss.
— Superfly♠️ (@coldfacedavao) April 29, 2021
LOL! may work experience na ba?! grabe naman ka entitled.
— Burger Ranger ✌️😷 (@Yelle007) April 29, 2021
We had the same experience a few years back. We were looking for a QA staff. Also offered a job to an Atenean graduate who just passed the licensure exam. Demanded a 35k starting salary. That was way back 2015, if I’m not mistaken. and just like you, we were left speechless too
— Sweepz (@sweepz) April 29, 2021
Educational background vs Work experience. 🤘
— 𝗗𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗢 𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗬𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗢 🏳️🌈🗣️ (@DavaoSenyorito) April 29, 2021
Honestly, sadness yung nafeel ko. Kasi ganito na ba talaga yung sense of entitlement ng kabataan natin, na dahil mahal ang tuition ko, dapat 60k ang starting salary ko? They are so misinformed.
— Kume (@DearKume) April 29, 2021
I feel you. I’ve interviewed and met people from big schools with 0 job experience, asking for more than what some Managers are getting. Kaloka
— Ian Moone (@ianmooneph) April 29, 2021
Meron naman. I have batchmate who commanded a 45K salary fresh after graduation. But that’s not just because of his university–it’s also because he has a very rare set of skills. But marketing associates are legion. A 37K salary doesn’t make sense accdg to demand & supply.
— Experiment Subject – City Promdi (@yourcitypromdi) April 29, 2021
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